FSARS Outcry: We’ll Not Hesitate to Punish Deviants—Says Police Service Commission

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has reacted to the recent public outcry on the brazen abuse of office by personnel of both the Federal and State Anti-Robbery Squads (FSARS) and other special Units attached to the office of the Inspector General of Police and the seeming lack or absence of supervision by relevant supervisory authorities.

The Commission which has also noted recent efforts by the Inspector General of Police and other Government Agencies to stem the ugly trend, warned that henceforth it will sanction any Officer, whether of the Federal, State or Unit of the IGP including other departments of the Police in the country who operates outside approved laws and regulations guiding their present engagements.

In a statement obtained by The Sight News on Wednesday, the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, noted the Commission will henceforth closely monitor the activities of these Officers and will not hesitate to punish deviants who may want to continue in their old habits. 

According to him, “The Commission will not allow these few outlaws to tarnish the image of the Nigeria Police Force.

“The Police Service Commission has the Constitutional mandate to discipline, dismiss and exercise disciplinary control over officers in the Nigeria Police Force except the Inspector General of Police. This mandate, it will discharge without fear or favour.

“The Commission wishes to invite Nigerians to take advantage of the Commission’s communication platforms to send complaints on any Police officer found to be compromising on his/her rule of engagement. These Platforms are; Telephone (texts only) 07034072677; 07034072676; Email; info@psc.gov.ng; twitter handle; @PoliceserviceC2 and Website; www.psc.gov.ng“, he said.

He further noted that the vision of the Commission is to build a highly motivated, professional, disciplined and accountable Police Service that upholds human rights to improve service delivery in the Nigeria Police Force.

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